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By Ronald Blythe

When in 1947 the younger author Ronald Blythe first visited Bottengoms Farm at the Essex-Suffolk border, the traditional condo of the artists John and Christine Nash, he couldn't have guessed that this is able to in time turn into his own residence and the centre of the writing existence. It used to be to deliver him reputation with book of his learn of rural lifestyles, Akenfield (1969), now a Penguin glossy vintage. The previous farm nestled in a valley, in a panorama little replaced because the center a long time, instantly surrounded via a richly stocked backyard created via the Nashes from the flinty fields. From his present standpoint, Blythe appears to be like again with affection to the friendships with artists, writers, farmers, gardeners and acquaintances that have been to complement his lifestyles. At the Yeoman’s House isn't really only a spellbinding fragment of autobiography, but in addition a desirable photograph of the historical past, topography, botany and folk-lore of a pretty nook of britain made recognized within the work of John Constable and during Blythe’s personal enthralling books.

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